Handplane Essentials is a treasure trove of relevant and practical information on the tool its author calls “the most advanced and cunning wood-cuttin. Handplane Essentials from Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley offers high-quality woodworking tools (woodturning, wood finishing, sharpening, woodcarving). Handplane Essentials by Christopher Schwarz. Hi I just received this book yesterday (from LV). I am just getting into handtools and thought this.

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Edsentials took me some time for me to warm up to, but the upside is it makes it quite easy to find something you read earlier without having to page through the whole book. I love this book!

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Though I really enjoy reading and rereading this book, I’m ultimately disappointed that the book is a collection of articles previously printed in a magazine, not surprising given “journalist” and “editor” were two essengials Chris Schwarz’s titles.

David Knoebel rated it really liked it May 28, His blogs also keep my interest. Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Mr Schwartz is a pretty funny writer as well. And figure out what specific planes you need in your shop. So I needed to add an entire new section on chipbreakers and rewrite lots of copy to reflect my new respect for the chipbreaker. This is one of the best books in my library, and at last count that was about books of all sorts. Informative and personable, yes. Originally Posted by Mark Maleski.


Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Its funny, I thought the same thing of ole Roy when I first saw him, back when I preferred tools with tails I might add but since shifitng my style to much more neandering, I have to say I find myself glued to the set when hes on. One person found this helpful. Your report has been successfully submitted.

Learn to pick a wellmade old tool based on how it is made. But rather than hijack your thread I’ll save those two cents for another time. I have a feeling it comes partly from the fact that I don’t watch TV, period. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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I listened to Chris Schwarz in person at one of the LN events in Philadelphia a couple years ago and found him to be an excellent teacher. All times are GMT And that’s why Christopher Schwarz, the editor of Woodworking Magazinewrote this book. Scott Ozziespur rated it really liked it Apr 01, You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more!


An engaging and informative compilation. More time could be spent on the set up and use of wooden planes just afew mentions or the essentiaps and sharpening of moulding planes. One of the best teaching aides for using handplanes that I have found. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I needed to revise the sections on sharpening to reflect new stones and honing guides that are now available. A little too much detail on blades and how they are made but good to know when choosing a new blade for an old plane. Originally Posted by Matt Evans.